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DUE DATE: April 30, 2022

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MSF is offering one $5,000 scholarship and two $2,500 scholarships to college students who are seeking a career beneficial to ranching. Scholarships are available to a student currently enrolled in a college or university, and have completed at least one semester of coursework.

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in college and have completed at least one semester in college
  • Applicants enrolled in Vocational and out of state schools will be accepted.
  • Applicant must be a member, or have at least one parent/guardian who is a member, of the Montana Stockgrowers Association
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

If you are interested in the scholarship but are not currently a MSGA member, join today! Student memberships start at just $20/year. www.mtbeef.org/membership/

  • A 500-word essay discussing educational pursuits, potential impact of chosen field and why the applicant feels they are deserving of the scholarship funds

  • Copy of transcript (non-official transcripts are accepted)

  • Two letters of recommendation:

    • A letter addressing your academic accomplishments
    • A letter addressing your activities in the cattle industry
  • All scholarship recipients will be required to attend an MSGA event. MSF will pay for all expenses to the event the recipient will attend.
  • A letter from the College stating the student is currently enrolled will be required.
  • Recipients will be required to submit a follow-up letter or an in person visit or Zoom meeting with the MSF Trustees one year after receiving scholarship funds.
  • Finalists will be required to attend an in-person interview with the selection committee. The in-person interviews will take place in Billings.

There are two ways in which to complete the application, online or by mail.

  • ONLINE:

    • Complete online application below.
    • Applications are able to upload letter of recommendation, transcripts, and essay within the application.
    • Online applications must be submitted by April 30, 2022.
  • BY MAIL:

    • Fill out printable application
    • Please include essay, transcripts and letters of recommendation in the application.
    • Letters of recommendation may be included in your submission or mailed separately.
      All materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2022.
  • MAILING ADDRESS:
    Montana Stockgrowers Association
    c/o Foundation Scholarship
    420 N. California St., Helena, MT 59601

  • EMAIL: jeri@mtbeef.org

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS OR APPLICATIONS POSTMARKED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application, please call the MSGA Office at (406) 442-3420 or email jeri@mtbeef.org.

PAST RECIPIENTS:

2022:
Sage Zook $5,000
Macie Martinell $2,500
Sage Jackson $2,500

2021:
Nolan Nansel $1000
Owen Gustafson $500
Bethany Lyford $500

2020: Maggie Whitehurst

2019: Greta Gustafson & Carissa Workman

2018: Evan Haughian, Trey Bloesser & Rebecca Gibbs

2017: Taylre Sitz

2016: Amanda Williams

2015: Allie Nelson & Camron Ratzburg